Philips adds extra bezels to LCD line
September 29, 2008 by Dave Haynes
Probably 99 per cent of the large flat panels sold out there have a boring matte black finish, which is a good neutral way to frame the video output but not all that eye-catching.
Now, there’s an awfully strong argument to be made that what is ON the screen is what really matters. But I also think the bezels could sometimes be, at least, tarted up to reflect the network or store brand.
Philips is the first company I have seen that is doing what the after-market otherwise does, by shipping LCDs that have alternate, stick-on bezels in different colors.
Introduced over in Italy, the Flavors family will initially consist of a 22-, 32- and 42-inch set, the latter of which packs a 1080p panel, 30,000:1 contrast ratio, 5-millisecond response time, 500 cd/m2 brightness and a pair of HDMI ports. The concept here is pretty easy to grasp — each set comes bundled with two interchangeable frames which are reportedly held up by good ole magnetism, and if two just aren’t enough, more can certainly be ordered.